Plan International started working in the Dominican Republic in 1987. Today we work in more than 120 communities in the following provinces: Azua, Barahona, Pedernales, San Juan de la Maguana, Independence, Elías Piña, La Altagracia, San Pedro de Macorís, Santiago and San Cristóbal.
We have a clear ambition that no girl should marry or become pregnant before the age of 18.
Our programmes promote changes in behaviours, social norms and policies so children can grow up in communities where they are able to participate, reach their full potential and have their rights respected.
With the aim of ending child marriage, teenage pregnancy and the violence that affects girls and young women, Plan International Dominican Republic implements 5 programmes that support girls from the moment they are born until they become adults:
- Child development
- Protection against violence
- Sexual and reproductive health and sexuality education
- Economic and social empowerment of young people
- Responding to disasters and building resilience to climate change.